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Cheryl Lawing, M.D.

Cheryl Lawing, M.D.

Cheryl Lawing, M.D., is an orthopaedic and spine surgeon at Shriners Healthcare for Children — Florida. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia. She completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. She is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of South Florida.

Dr. Lawing studied scientific illustration before deciding to pursue medicine. Her artwork has been featured in several national exhibitions, including the United Nations in New York. She also has volunteered for various clinics and served as an instructor for the UNC Medical School Musculoskeletal Unit. Dr. Lawing is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Professional memberships include the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America, Scoliosis Research Society, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Christian Medical and Dental Association.

Areas of special interest include scoliosis and Mehta casting, kyphosis, arthrogryposis, cerebral palsy and neuromuscular care, foot deformities and fractures.


  • Medical Degree, Medical College of Georgia
  • Residency, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore